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A Practical Guide to Red Hat® Linux® 8 by Mark G. Sobell

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Introduction to vim Features

This section covers modes of operation, online help, the Work buffer, emergency procedures, and other vim features. To see the features that are incorporated in a build, give a vim command followed by the – –version option (substitute the path and/or name of your vim program).

Online Help

As covered briefly earlier, vim provides help while you are using it. Give the command :help feature to display information about feature. Some common features of interest are insert, delete, and opening-window. As you scroll through the various help texts, you will see words with an asterisk on either side. You can use these words in place of feature. Although opening-window is not intuitive, you will get to know the features as ...

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